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  • Palestinian President Ready to Work With Trump for Peace

    12/31/2016 12:07:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies ^ | 12/31/16 | ap
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is willing to work with President-elect Donald Trump to reach a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel. Abbas spoke Saturday at an event marking the anniversary of his Fatah party. He said "We want to emphasize our willingness to work with the newly-elected American administration... to achieve peace... based on a two-state solution." Abbas thanked the U.S. for its U.N. abstention vote last week, which allowed the Security Council to adopt a resolution declaring Israeli settlements in territory claimed by Palestinians illegal.
  • One-State Solution Cont’d: U.S. Pays $400M for U.N. Agency Calling for Attacks on Israeli Jews

    10/17/2015 8:46:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    National Review: The Corner ^ | October 17, 2015 10:34 AM Read more at: | Andrew C. McCarthy
    My weekend column in on the Palestinians’ new intifada, the Obama State Department’s disgraceful response to it, and how Islamists and Leftists continue to push for the “One State Solution”—no more Jewish state—an objective that is helped along by the “Two State Solution” fantasy peddled by the bipartisan Beltway. A related development: A watchdog group, UN Watch, reports that staffers at a major United Nations agency with a long history of encouraging Palestinian terrorism, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), is inciting the latest spate of attacks in Israel. …
  • PMW: PA Adopts ‘One State Solution’ as Official Policy (i.e. Palestinian Authority)

    05/21/2015 3:40:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 5/21/2015, 1:55 PM | Shimon Cohen
    While Israeli politicians continue to debate the merits of the “two-state solution,” their Palestinian interlocutors have long moved beyond that model for the solution of the Middle East conflict. For Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the idea of a “greater Palestine”—that would stretch from “the river to the sea”—is now an official policy. If this policy had until now been elucidated verbally in Arabic, by “minor” government officials—allowing the PA to say that they had been speaking out of turn or voicing personal opinions—it has now taken on a much more official persona. In a series of videos and images...
  • Irish senators build EU momentum on Palestine recognition

    10/23/2014 2:57:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 23.08.14 @ 09:28 | Andrew Rettman
    Irish senators have adopted a non-binding motion on Palestine recognition, as the EU prepares to set out new red lines on Israel relations. The motion, tabled by Averil Power from the opposition Fianna Fáil party, passed without a vote on Wednesday (22 October) after winning cross-party support. It urges the Irish government “to formally recognize the state of Palestine and do everything it can to help secure a viable two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”. Power told the Senate that in the past 20 years “while pretending to talk peace … [Israel’s] illegal settlements in the West Bank have trebled...
  • US Asks Israel to 'Show Restraint in Response'

    07/07/2014 4:03:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/14 | Moshe Cohen
    The United States on Monday night condemned the rocket fire by Hamas against Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday night in the wake of the heavy rocket fire on Israel. Kerry asked Netanyahu to “act with restraint” in his response to Hamas' pounding of southern Israel. With that, State Department spokesperson Jean Psaki said that the US supported Israel's right to defend itself. “We condemn the firing of missiles at Israel and support Israel's right to defend itself.” Kerry, she said, had spoken to Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and asked...
  • Kerry Mocked in New Nationalist Campaign (Israel)

    01/05/2014 8:21:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 1/6/2014, 5:46 AM | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is being mocked in a new video, part of a campaign by nationalists warning against Kerry’s plans to impose an agreement with the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Israel. The campaign is being co-sponsored by the Yisrael Sheli (My Israel) movement, along with the Yesha Council and the Binyamin Regional Council. The video which was produced as part of the campaign mocks Kerry for his “creative” but useless solutions to Israel’s security problems. Kerry is presented as running a company called “John Kerry Solutions Ltd.”, the motto of which is, “We don’t have good solutions,...
  • (Hebrew University) Poll: Most Israelis, Palestinians support 2-state solution

    01/02/2014 8:06:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 31, 2013, 7:23 pm | Adiv Sterman
    A majority of both Israelis and Palestinians support a peace agreement based on the two-state solution formula, a Hebrew University poll found, though many respondents reported that they were skeptical as to the sustainability of such an agreement in the long term. The study, conducted jointly by the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah, found that 63 percent of Israelis and 53% of Palestinians support the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, the university said in a statement...
  • Abbas: The Peace Talks Are Not Dead

    10/20/2013 11:05:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/10/13 | Elad Benari
    Reports of the death of the peace process with Israel have been greatly exaggerated, Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday. In an interview with German television network Deutsche Welle, Abbas said that peace negotiations with Israel have not reached a deadlock, as reported by the Maariv newspaper recently. Abbas would not give details about the negotiations, but said that each side had discussed proposals offered by the other. "The fact is that we're still at the beginning. We still have time to negotiate the issues," Abbas told the German network. .....
  • Why I Sympathize With Israel's Arabs

    03/27/2007 5:05:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 549+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 03/27/07 | Isaac Kohn
    So, they don't exactly enjoy paying federal taxes. In preparation for the annual "Land Day" demonstrations, Arab Ra'am-Ta'al party Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi raged against the 'injustices' visited upon the Israeli-Arab sector: "The Israeli society is racist and all of the governments have always demeaned our needs and wouldn't recognize us as a minority in need of services...." Tibi accused Israel of insensitivity and discrimination against the Arab populace by treating them as enemies of the state. Outrageous, indeed! Yet, I fully agree. Wow. Before you rip this article to shreds and burn me at the stake, Tibi accused Israel...
  • US (KERRY): Israel's Prosperity (is) a Problem

    05/24/2013 8:19:26 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 23 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 24, 2013 | Shoshana Bryen
    Under the circumstances, the U.S. would do better to tell the Palestinians there is no deal to be had unless they -- both the Fatah and Hamas -- demonstrably accommodate the reality that Israel is a legitimate, permanent part of the region. Otherwise, it is for Israel to determine how best to defend itself from those "challenges over the horizon." At first blush, it might have sounded like praise, but it wasn't. Before meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Secretary of State John Kerry pronounced Israel's prosperity an impediment to "peace" with the Palestinians. "I think there is an opportunity...
  • Israel Installs Jerusalem Excavations Webcams, Exposes Arab Incitement

    02/15/2007 3:03:56 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 15 replies · 1,105+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 15, 2007 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Installs Jerusalem Excavations Webcams, Exposes Arab Incitement By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem ----- February 15, 2007 .... In an effort to defuse Palestinian and Arab world incitement against Israel relating to excavations in Jerusalem next to Israel's Western Wall, the Israel Antiquities Authority has begun to broadcast live television coverage from the site. In a news release sent to the Israel News Agency, an Israel Antiquities Authority spokeswoman stated that work to install video cameras to enable on-line viewing of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) Mugrabi Gate Reconstruction Project in the Old City of Jerusalem has been...
  • Ron Paul’s Son.. Won’t Comment on Father’s Past Comparison of Gaza to “Concentration Camp”

    01/16/2012 11:34:20 AM PST · by mnehring · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Ron Paul’s Son Sen. Rand Paul Won’t Comment on Father’s Past Comparison of Gaza to “Concentration Camp”; Israelis Suprised Congressman Made Analogy Supporters of Ron Paul have been trying to make the case their candidate is pro-Israel despite his past statements and opposition to foreign aid to the Jewish state. Their job got a little harder after a two-year-old interview Rep. Paul gave to Iran’s Press TV was recently posted on YouTube in which he compared Israel’s treatment of Gaza to that of a Nazi concentration camp. In the 2009 interview, Paul talks about the “tragedy of Gaza,” comparing it...
  • Ron Paul:Israel's actions are atrocious, we need to stop supporting them!(video, not ghostwriter)

    01/13/2012 3:39:08 PM PST · by mnehring · 56 replies
    (Video at source) Transcript of Ron Paul on the Imus show: "Israel actions are horrible, atrocious" "They are starving people and keeping them in concentration camps"
  • According to Ron Paul

    01/08/2012 8:27:44 AM PST · by jenk · 25 replies ^ | 1/8/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    According to Ron Paul, in order to stop terrible oppressors like China from killing 100 million more of their own people, we need to play ping pong. According to Ron Paul, if you intend to save the country and be credited with bringing it back to a Constitutional Republic, vote for only a few appropriation bills in 24 years, and earmark every nickel for the 14th District of Texas, that way, you are not spending money on frivolous things like the rest of the country. According to Ron Paul, one must agree with the decision of Roe v. Wade because...
  • Ron Paul in 2009: “I Wouldn’t Have Risked American Lives” To End The Holocaust

    12/27/2011 9:32:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 177 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/27/11 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    On the evening of Sept. 16, 2009, I was invited to a function for Rand Paul’s U.S. Senate campaign at the headquarters of Americans for Tax Reform. I had been invited by a friend of mine via Facebook who was a passionate supporter of Ron Paul. Within minutes of arriving, I saw Rep. Paul enter the room, followed by an entourage of several college students. I immediately walked up to Paul and introduced myself, and Paul smiled at me and shook my hand. I told him that I had always wanted to ask him a question, and that it was...

    01/15/2012 9:07:31 AM PST · by mnehring · 42 replies · 2+ views
    (video at link) "This idea that they're looking for a fight, I think that is all a concoction of the West so as to prepare the people for a war that is likely to come when we have a policy like this. I think it makes the perfect argument for my non-intervention foreign policy. We shouldn't be engaged and stirring up trouble."
  • THE AYATOLLAH APPROVES: Ron Paul is First To Criticize Israel and First to Defend Iran

    12/29/2011 5:40:52 PM PST · by mnehring · 17 replies
    The Islamic Republic of Iran is today at the pinnacle of the Axis of Evil. They refer to the United States as a “Satanic power,” but they have a consistent champion in the U.S. Congress who has defended their policies and propaganda in numerous debates. He claims Israel has established a "concentration camp" in Gaza, but when it comes to Iran his attitude is see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil against the Islamic Republic. For over 30 years they have had an annual “Death to America” holiday, and the Tehran regime describes the USA as “the...
  • Ron Paul’s War on Israel

    12/29/2011 4:20:48 PM PST · by mnehring · 30 replies
    Rep. Ron Paul is now in first place in the Iowa caucus polls, second in New Hampshire and third nationally. This has prompted a former close aide of his, Eric Dondero, to speak out about the anti-Israeli views he expressed to him in private. The Paul campaign is ridiculing Dondero as a “disgruntled former staffer” and another aide, an Israeli, is defending Paul. A close examination of Paul’s books, newsletters and statements give credence to Dondero. Dondero worked closely with Paul from 1987 to 2003. After he left, he nearly ran against Ron Paul but instead supported another candidate. Dondero claims that the...
  • Ron Paul Throws Israel Under the Bus

    06/03/2010 5:49:37 AM PDT · by wtc911 · 114 replies · 1,800+ views
    Ron Paul just threw Israel under the bus on Imus.
  • (Anti-Israel) Ron Paul: Blame Israel First

    12/14/2011 6:39:27 AM PST · by xzins · 81 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 13 Dec 11 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ron Paul: Blame Israel First Posted by Daniel Greenfield on Dec 13th, 2011 Do you know who the latest Zionist on the block is? It’s the man who called Israel, “an aggressive, national socialist state” and suggested that the original World Trade Center bombing may have really been carried out by Israel. Then there’s the solicitation letter which boasted that this courageous fellow was exposing the, “Bohemian Grove–perverted, pagan playground of the powerful. Skull & Bones: the demonic fraternity that includes George Bush and leftist Senator John Kerry, Congress’s Mr. New Money. The Israeli lobby, which plays Congress like...
  • 2009: Ron Paul cites 'tragedy of Gaza' [Palestinians have been ripped off, on Iranian TV]

    01/09/2012 4:46:21 PM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/09/2012
    In interview with Iranian TV 3 years ago, Republican candidate condemns Israel's conduct in Gaza and US-Israel "special relationship," Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul condemned Operation Cast Lead as an "atrocious massacre," when speaking with Iranian Television in 2009. Criticizing former President George W. Bush, who was in power at the time, Paul said, "but I think we encourage it. Certainly the president did nothing to diminish it." "He justifies it on moral grounds... says they have a right to it without ever mentioning the tragedy of Gaza, and the real problems there," he said. "To me I look at...
  • Hagel in 2003: Israel Keeps 'Palestinians Caged Up Like Animals'

    01/29/2013 9:07:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/29/13 | Staff
    Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel protested what he called the “completely distorted” record on Israel that his critics are promoting in an interview earlier this month with his hometown newspaper. The former Nebraska senator said an accurate assessment would show “unequivocal, total support for Israel.” Yet a decade earlier, the same newspaper–the Lincoln Journal Star–quoted Hagel making a startling accusation against Israel in a Jan. 12, 2003 article. Israel, Hagel declared, was “keep[ing] Palestinians caged up like animals.” Hagel does not elaborate on the claim or explain how Israel keeps Palestinians caged up like animals
  • Palestinian Crimes against Christian Arabs and Their Manipulation against Israel

    09/07/2008 5:48:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies · 152+ views
    IMRA/ ^ | 9-7-08 | Justus Reid Weiner
    Palestinian Crimes against Christian Arabs and Their Manipulation against Israel Interview with Justus Reid WeinerPublished August 2008Institute for Global Jewish AffairsNo. 72, 1 September 2008 / 1 Elul the Palestinian regime Christian Arabs have been victims of frequent human rights abuses by Muslims. There are many examples of intimidation, beatings, land theft, firebombing of churches and other Christian institutions, denial of employment, economic boycotts, torture, kidnapping, forced marriage, sexual harassment, and extortion. Palestinian Authority (PA) officials are directly responsible for many of the human rights violations. Muslims who have converted to Christianity are in the greatest danger. They are...
  • Abbas: Arabs Must Save Jerusalem From 'Settlement Monster'

    06/26/2013 2:40:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/13 | Rina Tzvi
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas continues to promote the PA libel that Israel is scheming and acting to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Palestinian Media Watch reported. In an interview to the Saudi paper Al-Watan, Abbas said that the Arab and Islamic world should become more pro-active in responding to the Israeli “plot”. "All these [Israeli] actions indicate an evil and dangerous plot to destroy Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and build the alleged Temple,” Abbas said, according to PMW. “Unfortunately, these dangers, which are clear for everyone to see, have yet to receive proper Arab, Islamic and international responses," Abbas said....
  • Abbas Wants 'Not A Single Israeli' In Palestine

    07/30/2013 6:52:31 AM PDT · by edpc · 33 replies
    YNet ^ | 30 July 2013 | Reuters
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas laid out his vision on Monday for the final status of Israeli-Palestinian relations ahead of peace talks that have resumed in Washington for the first time in nearly three years. Abbas said that no Israeli settlers or border forces could remain in a future Palestinian state and that Palestinians deem illegal all Jewish settlement building within the land occupied in the 1967 Middle East war.
  • Abu Mazen Orders Execution of Arabs Accused of Helping Israel

    02/18/2005 6:38:47 AM PST · by Piranha · 63 replies · 1,486+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | February 18, 2005 | Unknown
    In one of his first policy decisions as head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has approved death sentences for three Arab men accused of helping Israel. Gaza governor Sakher Bseso announced earlier this week that Abu Mazen had transferred several cases of people sentenced to death under Yasser Arafat’s regime to the mufti (arbiter of Islamic law) of Jerusalem, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri. Abu Mazen then signed the decisions, authorizing PA executioners to carry out the death sentences. Shurat HaDin – The Israel Law Center condemned the decision, and though the identity of the three men was not...
  • Arab men seek Israeli brides

    03/16/2009 9:32:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies · 11,254+ views
    ynet ^ | 3/16/09 | Itamar Eichner
    Dozens of residents of Arab countries appeal to Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem in search of 'smart and beautiful' women "I'm asking for your help. I would like to meet an Israeli woman for marriage purposes," Abdullah, a resident of Saudi Arabia, said in a recent letter to the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem. "I have heard that the Israeli women are very smart and beautiful," he added. "I'm ready to pay a dowry of camels, herds or even money. Please help me." Dozens of such appeals are received every year by the Foreign Ministry's department for Arab media. Emails have been...
  • Israel not at fault in Mideast conflict

    10/21/2007 7:53:09 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 14 replies · 1,005+ views ^ | October 19, 2007 | Susan Whitehouse
    Israel not at fault in Mideast conflict If there`s hope for peace, it involves speaking truthfully and facing historical facts. Susan Whitehouse October 19, 2007 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Susan Whitehouse is a resident of North Waterboro. — The Oct. 9 Maine Voices column by Susan Pastore, ``Quest for peace fuels criticism of Israel,`` can only be described as anti-Israel propaganda. In spite of the name of the group Pastore represents, Maine Peace and Justice in Israel/Palestine, neither justice nor peace will be found in opinions with such obvious bias, misstatements, half-truths, inaccuracies and facts taken out of their historical...
  • Obama to Israelis: 'Put Yourselves in Shoes' of Palestinians

    03/21/2013 4:28:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/21/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke in Jerusalem – a city he once promised would remain undivided – about all of the shortcomings of the state of Israel. Lecturing Israel about its democracy, economy, foreign policy, and basic humanity, Obama harangued the Jewish State while stumping for a “possible” two-state solution. Obama led off with the usual bevy of platitudes, plus a few cultural jokes. “This is a nation of museums and patents, timeless holy sites and ground-breaking innovation,” he gushed. “[A]ny drama between me and my friend Bibi over the years was just a plot to create material for...
  • ‘What occupation?’ Bennett asks, rejecting Palestinian state

    06/17/2013 12:00:26 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 33 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 6/17/2013 | GAVRIEL FISKE and ELIE LESHEM
    The idea of a Palestinian state has run its course and Israel must seek another solution to the conflict with the Palestinians, Economics Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) said Monday, joining a growing number of coalition members who have recently expressed firm opposition to the two-state solution. “The idea of forming a Palestinian state in Israel has reached a dead end,” Bennett said at a meeting of the Yesha Council, the umbrella organization of Jewish communities in the West Bank. Never in the history of the Jewish people has so much energy been invested in “something so pointless,” and “we...
  • 'All Issues on the Table' Kerry hopes for 'lasting peace' based on "Two-State Solution

    07/30/2013 11:10:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/30/13 | Ari Soffer
    US Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed his government's commitment to a "2-State Solution" between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) today, as he summed up the initial progress made between the sides amid renewed negotiations. The brief press conference started an hour late, and relatively few details of the discussions held between Israeli chief negotiator Tzipi Livni and her PA counterpart were revealed. One significant point which was mentioned by Kerry was that "all final status issues... core issues and all other issues are all on the table." Calling for a "change" in "the way we think about compromise,"...
  • First Female Arab Combat Soldier in IDF is Proud to Serve Israel

    08/10/2010 8:28:06 AM PDT · by GravityFree · 36 replies
    Israel Defense Forces Website ^ | July 26th, 2010 | Rotem Caro Weizman
    “Look at the beret,” says Elinor, smiling from ear to ear, showing off the bright green beret that she earned after completing the trek which is part of her combat training in the Karakal Battalion. Her excitement is accompanied by a new historical precedent, since Elinor is the first Arab female combat soldier in IDF history. Cpl. Elinor Joseph was born and raised in an integrated neighborhood of Jews and Arabs in Haifa, but attended a school in which all her classmates were Arab. She later moved to Wadi Nisnas, an Arab neighborhood where she currently lives. Despite the fact...
  • Study: Some Arab Israelis Prefer Speaking Hebrew

    06/14/2009 4:35:29 AM PDT · by Avi Kane · 6 replies · 530+ views
    Israel National News ^ | June 13, 2007 | Avraham Zuroff
    A leading Egyptian expert on Islamic culture is concerned about the growing trend of Arabs living in Israel who pepper their language with Hebrew. “Palestinians inside Israel have always resisted Judaization and Hebraization. They have to insist on preserving their identity and not giving in to Israeli set-ups,” Dr. Mohammed Imara told the Al Arabiya news network. Imara, who lectures at Cairo’s Al Azhar Al Sharit Islamic Research Academy, noted that in some Israeli towns, up to 30 percent of Arabs prefer speaking Hebrew over Arabic. About 60 percent prefer Arabic, while 10 percent speak English. “In other towns, it...
  • Poll: 77% of Israeli Arabs would rather live in Israel than in any other country in the world

    06/24/2008 10:25:19 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 21 replies · 49+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 16:53 23/06/2008 | By Bradley Burston, Haaretz Correspondent
    A recent opinion poll conducted by Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government found that 77 percent of Israeli Arabs would rather live in Israel than in any other country in the world. The survey of 1,721 Israelis, both Arab and Jewish, also showed that 73 percent of the Jews and 94 percent of the Arabs want Israel to "be a society in which Arab and Jewish citizens have mutual respect and equal opportunities." The Kennedy School said in a statement that the poll produced a number of results it termed surprising, pointing to a higher level of co-existence than might...
  • Arabs prefer life in Israel

    04/02/2011 8:26:52 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies
    YNET ^ | April 2, 2011
    While condemning Israel, Arabs prefer life in Jewish state over Palestinian residency... The upheaval in Arab societies highlights the dramatic gap between Israel's democracy and its Arab neighbors. In fact, recent events in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Oman, Libya, Syria (and you ain't seen nothing yet…) have enhanced the craving in the Arab Street for the liberties and benefits of Israel's democracy. For example, Israeli ID cards have been sought by senior PLO and Hamas officials and their relatives, such as the three sisters of Ismail Haniyeh, the top leader of Hamas. They married Israeli Arabs and migrated from Gaza...
  • Huge Majority of Israeli Arabs Would Choose to Remain Israeli Rather than 'Palestinian'

    02/28/2009 9:53:24 AM PST · by abu afak · 16 replies · 614+ views
    Keevoon ^ | Nov 2008 | Keevoon
    There has been a lot of talk lately about the formation of a new Palestinian State. It has been suggested by some that Israeli Arabs could continue to live in Israel, but change their citizenship to the new Palestinian State. ""Given the choice, and continuing to live where you presently live today, would you prefer to be a citizen of Israel or of a new Palestinian State?"" 62% of Israeli Arabs would choose to remain Israeli citizens rather than join a future Palestinian State. Only 14% of the respondents would choose to join a future Palestinian State and 24% did...
  • BDS Fail: Grateful Gaza Farmers Attend Israeli Seminar [i.e. Boycott/Disinvestment/Sanctions]

    07/08/2013 9:36:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 7/8/2013, 3:21 PM | Gil Ronen
    While the BDS movement calls for an international boycott of Israel for its alleged brutal occupation of Judea and Samaria, and its “siege” of Gaza—farmers from Gaza took part last week in a seminar for farmers inside Israel. The office of the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), a part of the IDF, reported this week that last Wednesday and Thursday, two groups of Arab farmers totaling 60 people left Gaza in order to attend an agricultural seminar in northern Israel, designed to advance the Gaza agricultural sector. …
  • Palestinians Who Prefer Israel (Not All Arabs Want To Live Under Arab Rule Alert)

    01/01/2008 12:16:47 PM PST · by goldstategop · 4 replies · 209+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/01/2008 | Daniel Pipes
    Palestinians have a hidden history of appreciating Israel that contrasts with their better-known narrative of vilification and irredentism. The former has been particularly evident of late, especially since Israel's prime minister, Ehud Olmert, floated a trial balloon in October about transferring some Arab-dominated areas of eastern Jerusalem to the Palestinian Authority. As he rhetorically asked about Israeli actions in 1967, "Was it necessary to annex the Shuafat refugee camp, al-Sawahra, Walajeh, and other villages, and then to state that these are part of Jerusalem? One can ask, I admit, some legitimate questions about this." In one swoop, this statement transformed...
  • Why Palestinians Want Israeli Citizenship‎

    10/23/2012 10:29:08 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies
    GatestoneInstitute ^ | October 23, 2012 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    There is no denying that by applying for Israeli citizenship, in defiance of PLO and Hamas warnings, they are actually making clear that they would rather live under Israel than any Arab rule. The Palestinian Authority says it is worried because of the rise in the number of Palestinians from Jerusalem who are seeking Israeli citizenship ...
  • What do the Arabs of East Jerusalem Really Want?

    09/08/2011 12:16:20 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | September 7, 2011 | david pollock
    According to face-to-face surveys conducted according to the highest international standards, more Palestinians in east Jerusalem would prefer to become citizens of Israel rather than citizens of a new Palestinian state. In addition, 40 percent said they would probably or definitely move in order to live under Israeli rather than Palestinian rule. 44 percent of the Palestinians in Jerusalem say they are very, or at least somewhat, satisfied with their standard of living. This is a very high percentage compared to other populations in the Arab world. Only about 30 percent sympathize with either Fatah or Hamas or with the...
  • Palestinian president: Jews should hear Arab view

    07/05/2013 11:09:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2013 1:44 PM EDT
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is reaching out to Jews around the world to listen to the “Arab point of view” on stalled peace talks with Israel. … Palestinians say they will not talk unless Israel stops building Jewish housing in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, which they claim for their future state, along with the Gaza Strip. …
  • Why PA sets preconditions (Palestinian Authority)

    06/30/2013 7:20:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 06.30.13, 11:13 | Dan Calic
    The time has come to reveal the Palestinians’ true colors. While world leaders attempt to cajole and nudge the two sides into negotiations, only one side consistently says it is ready to sit face to face without preconditions—Israel. The Palestinians, on the other hand, refuse to meet unless Israel agrees in advance to several demands. This should be a red flag indicator of their disingenuous intentions. … The Palestinians do not wish to see a Jewish state of Israel as their neighbor. In fact, if they had their way, Israel would cease to exist altogether in favor of one Arab...
  • Kerry Warns: Last Chance for Israel-PA Peace

    06/03/2013 9:58:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    INN ^ | 6/4/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday issued a stark warning to Israel to resume long-stalled peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, saying that if efforts fail now they may never get another chance. "We are running out of time. We're running out of possibilities... If we do not succeed now, we may not get another chance," Kerry told a forum held by the American Jewish Community, according to the AFP news agency. Kerry’s warning came amid reports that he is planning to return to the Middle East region within days, for his fifth trip to Israel since he...
  • Livni: Delaying ‘Two-State Solution’ is an Historical Mistake

    06/03/2013 7:23:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 6/4/2013, 5:16 AM | Elad Benari
    Delaying the so-called “two-state solution” is an historical mistake, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni claimed on Monday. Livni, who is in charge of the peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, spoke at the American Jewish Committee 2013 Global Forum in Washington, D.C. She warned in her speech of “devastating consequences” for Israel in case U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest attempt to renew peace talks fails. “Time is working against those who believe that two states is the only Zionist way to maintain our identity,” Livni said. “There are those who want to postpone this decision, but it would be...
  • Influential Palestinians Say It’s Time for a One-State Solution

    05/27/2013 11:31:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 24, 2013 | Ilene Prusher
    It will be 20 years ago this September that Israeli and Palestinian leaders reached a historic Declaration of Principles, the forerunner to the Oslo Accords, which were intended to lead to a permanent peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. The homestretch was yet to be negotiated, but what awaited at the finish was clear: a Palestinian state next to the Israeli one—a deal based on the concept of two states for two peoples. Now, many here feel they’re simply running in place. Some of the most prominent members of Fatah, the mainstream faction of the PLO and the axis...
  • UN Hosts Art Depicting Palestine as All of Israel

    12/10/2012 1:09:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    The UN is now hosting in the public entrance hall of its New York headquarters a Palestinian exhibit which includes pieces that artfully depict all of Israel as Palestine. The display goes hand-in-hand with the logo featured at the top of the cover page of the speech that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ delivered to the General Assembly on November 29, 2012. That emblem continues to promote a one state solution, Palestine without Israel. On November 29th the General Assembly granted “Palestine” the status of “non-member observer state” under the pretense that the move brought the world
  • Kerry: Door for 'Two-State Solution' May be Closing

    01/24/2013 5:44:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/13 | Elad Benari
    ..... Senator John Kerry says he is worried the door for a "two-state solution" may be closing and that would be "disastrous". .....
  • Newly Released Morsi Video: Nurse Children on Hatred of Jews

    01/16/2013 9:24:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 1/17/13 | Elad Benari
    As Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said that virulent anti-Semitic comments which he reportedly said prior to his election were taken out of context, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) released another video which depicts him making similar comments. The latest video is an address delivered by Morsi, which was posted on the Internet on January 10, 2010. It was translated by MEMRI and published on Wednesday. In the newly exposed remarks, Morsi calls U.S. President Barack Obama “insincere” and calls for Arabs to raise their children on hatred of Jews.
  • Romney Supports Two-State Solution

    07/30/2012 4:32:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/12 | Elad Benari
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney supports a two-state solution to solve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, he told CNN during his visit to Jerusalem. In an interview with the American news network, which took place in Jerusalem on Sunday, Romney was asked if he saw the starting point for negotiations as the borders which existed prior to the 1967 Six Day War. He responded by saying, “I'm not being that specific. I'm saying that there will be borders that have to be negotiated and what the starting point is something which will be decided by the...
  • An Insane Solution to an Insane Problem

    11/04/2010 7:43:31 AM PDT · by bsaunders · 5 replies
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | November 4, 2010 | B. Saunders
    Ever since the defeat of the combined strength of numerous Arab countries in their vain but strident attempt to dissolve the Jewish state and her people, the world has conspired through the United Nations to replace Israel with the figment of a deranged reality known as the palestinian nation. Seek any fragment, mere mention, slightest hint, or even a wisp of smoke that pretended the existence of a palestinian nation made up of palestinian Arabs previous to June of 1967. The only entity you will find was the PLO, which, according to its own charter, was formed not to free...