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  • Carter causes consternation with election call for Palestinian Arabs

    05/07/2015 3:44:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/07/15 | David Singer
    Carter the Elder has spoken. What says Obama the Younger? Former US president Jimmy Carter has created a stir with his call for Palestinian Arabs to hold elections to end the internecine struggle between Hamas and the PLO in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and Gaza. Speaking at a joint news conference with PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah - after cancelling his stop in Gaza where he was supposed to meet Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh – Carter – now a member of the independent Elders Group of global leaders - declared:.
  • Anti-Israel PLO Ally Hosted for Meeting At White House

    04/22/2015 5:50:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/22/15 | Adam Kredo
    An anti-Israel activist who served as an expert witness on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in a recent terrorism trial was hosted for a meeting with senior White House officials, according to visitor logs released by the Obama administration and media reports.Michael Sfard, an anti-Israel activist who has reportedly been paid by the PLO to serve as an expert witness in terrorism trials against it, met in December 2014 with a senior White House National Security Council (NSC) member for a meeting about the Middle East, according to the logs and reports.Sfard, a lawyer, serves as the legal...
  • Netanyahu discusses the peace process in 1988 (old CBS Face the Nation clip)

    04/08/2015 4:51:13 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 19, 2015 | Face the Nation on CBS
    In a January 17, 1988 appearance on "Face the Nation," then-Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Benjamin Netanyahu explains why those seeking peace between Israelis and Palestinians may have to "wait a long time."
  • The Russian Roots of Terrorism

    04/07/2015 6:16:53 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Ciff Kincaid
    We have heard repeatedly about Americans and Europeans fighting for ISIL, but little attention is being devoted to the Russian-speaking foreign fighters that make up the group. Their numbers are estimated at 500 or more. Omar al-Shishani is usually described as a prominent Islamic State fighter who is Chechen. In fact, he was born in the former Soviet republic of Georgia and was trained there. Some reports suggest these fighters are opposed to the Russian-backed Assad regime in Syria and Russia itself. But if this is the case, then why is Russia opposed to U.S. bombing of these terrorists? NBC...
  • Second 9/11 Hijacker Tied to Abu Nidal, Iraq

    12/22/2003 8:46:06 AM PST · by truthandlife · 37 replies · 355+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 12/22/03 | Carl Limbacher
    When the London Telegraph reported last week that newly uncovered documents link 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta to Iraq-based Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal, it wasn't the first time one of the 9/11 hijackers had been reported to have such ties. In a development that adds evidence to the case that Iraq played a direct role in the worst attack ever on the U.S., reports show that Ziad Jarrah - who piloted the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers had discovered they were on a suicide mission - also had ties to Nidal. Like Atta, Jarrah traveled to Hamburg, Germany, where...
  • PLO Calls On International Community To Isolate Israel

    03/19/2015 9:53:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    bernama.com ^ | March 9, 2015
    RAMALLAH, March 20 (Bernama) -- The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) urged the international community to economically and politically isolate the Israeli government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The appeal was made Thursday by the PLO executive committee which convened in the West Bank city of Ramallah and chaired by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Xinhua news agency reported. "The rightwing's success in the Israeli elections should urge all regional and global powers to be more firm towards the Israeli manner which aims to destroy chances of achieving peace," the PLO said in a statement. The committee accused Netanyahu of leading...
  • If It’s March, They Must Be Honoring Terrorists

    03/17/2015 5:50:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Stephen M. Flatow
    JNS.org – In various cultures, a particular month, day or time is associated with a certain annual activity. For example, here in the United States, November—every other year—is election time. In Israel, every May brings the solemnity of remembering fallen soldiers, followed immediately by celebrations of national independence. And if it’s March and you happen to live in Palestinian Authority (PA)-controlled territory, then you know it’s time for publicly praising and honoring one of the most gruesome Palestinian massacres of Israelis and Americans in modern history. That’s because March 9, 1978, was the day that a squad of 13 Palestinian...
  • PLO Decides to End Security Cooperation with Israel

    03/05/2015 6:04:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 3/6/2015, 12:13 AM | Elad Benari
    The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) central council decided Thursday to end security cooperation with Israel, AFP reported. The PLO council decided “to stop security cooperation in all its forms with the occupying power” which it urged to “take over full responsibility for the Palestinian people in the occupied State of Palestine, the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza”. […] The PA (Palestinian Authority) submitted a UN Security Council resolution in December—which was voted down—calling for Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria within two years, and in January joined the International Criminal Court, where they plan to press for war crimes...
  • America Funds Palestinian Terror and America Should Pay Victims

    02/25/2015 6:55:44 AM PST · by lifeofgrace
    Charting Course ^ | 2/25/15 | Steve Berman
    Is the U.S. jury trial system fair?  Is it efficient?  Does it arrive at the truth (most of the time)? Yes, yes, and yes. So when a federal jury in New York found the PLO and PA liable for damages for six acts of terror in Israel, and awarded survivors $218.5 million, why is it going to be so difficult to pay the plaintiffs their due? The six attacks between 2002 and 2004 during the second Palestinian uprising killed 33 people and wounded hundreds more, including Americans. The incidents cited in the civil lawsuit included bus bombings and a bombing...
  • U.S. Federal Jury Finds PA And PLO Liable For Israel Attacks

    02/23/2015 2:22:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    NPR.com ^ | 02/23/2015 | Hansi Lo Wang
    A federal jury has found the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization liable for attacks that occurred in Israel more than a decade ago. The plaintiffs, who U.S. citizens, were awarded more than $218 million. The amount could be tripled under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act.
  • European Union Causes Peace Process And Quartet Meltdown

    02/16/2015 5:16:07 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/15 | David Singer
    Quartet has been totally compromised--the peace process and its intricate negotiating structure irretrievably ended. Back to the drawing board for yet another new proposal Revelations that the European Union (EU) has been acting illegally in funding and facilitating the construction of more than 400 unauthorised buildings in areas in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) under exclusive Israeli control—signals the end of: negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation under the 1993 Oslo Accords and the 2003 Bush Roadmap and the role of the Quartet - America, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union - as mediator in...
  • Schabas to quit UNHRC Gaza probe over Israeli bias claims

    02/02/2015 7:09:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/03/2015 04:51 | (Reuters, Tovah Lazaroff)
    Canadian legal expert William Schabas said on Monday he would resign his post as head of a UN Human Rights Council inquiry into the 2014 Gaza war, after Israel charged that he had worked as a consultant for the Palestine Liberation Organization in 2012. In a letter on the matter, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, Schabas said he would step down immediately to prevent the issue from overshadowing the preparation of the report, which is due to be published in March. Schabas’ departure highlights the sensitivity of the UN investigation just weeks after prosecutors at the International...
  • Palestinian Authority: wannabe state without rules of state

    01/08/2015 3:40:34 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/08/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Twisted, self-indulgent, calculating projection is rife among dictators, despots, religious zealots and terrorists and, unfortunately, a growing number of elected and appointed officials here in the United States The New Year unfolded with more terror from Islamists. The Paris gunmen, reportedly an Al Qaeda terror cell with Yemeni connections who murdered 12 people at a leftist French satirical magazine, may give courage to Muslim-based wannabe states like the Palestinian Authority that try to bully authentic nations. The close of 2014 brought a defeat for the Palestinian Authority as it attempted to fast-track statehood, hoping to bypass negotiations with Israel via...
  • Obama eliminated the NDIC, Agency that monitored terrorism, drugs on border.

    07/12/2014 4:08:23 PM PDT · by mgist · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2014 | Judicial Watch
    Obama quietly eliminated the NATIONAL DRUG INTELLIGENCE CENTER, that was monitoring terrorist activity on the border. Mexican cartel violence is at an all-time high along the increasingly porous southern border yet the Obama Administration has shut down a critical intelligence agency dedicated to identifying, tracking and severing the nexus between drug trafficking and terrorism. It’s a senseless move, which is why it was done very quietly. The only real way to discover that the Justice Department’s 19-year-old National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) has been closed is by trying to visit its website. It simply says that on June 15, 2012,...
  • ANSWER's Steering Committee: Traitors, and Commies, and Jew-haters - oh my!

    03/12/2003 12:09:14 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 29 replies · 30,466+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2003 | By Ryan Anderson O’Donnell
    ANSWER's Steering CommitteeBy Ryan Anderson O’DonnellFrontPageMagazine.com | March 12, 2003 The group at the forefront of the recent anti-war rallies, International A.N.S.W.E.R (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) is in reality a front organization designed to further the radical agenda of several extremist movements from the political Left. Despite the media’s assertions to the contrary, present incarnation of the peace movement, led by ANSWER, is anything but representative of mainstream America. ANSWER’s steering committee reads like a "Who’s Who" of radical political organizations. The most influential member of ANSWER’s steering committee, Ramsey Clark’s pet project known as the...
  • PA Files 'Desperate' Writ to Stall Terror Trial

    12/11/2014 2:12:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/14 | Ari Yashar
    After losing a landmark decision on November 20 allowing them to be tried for terrorism charges in a $1 billion case, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) have now filed a very rare appeal to the Second Circuit of courts trying to squash the case. Shurat Hadin (Israel Law Center) is leading the legal charge against the PA and PLO. In a press release on Thursday they noted that the appeal, known as a motion for a writ of mandamus, "concerns personal jurisdiction and should have been filed months ago." "This is a desperate attempt by the...
  • RT Kendall: ‘I wouldn't be surprised to see Yaser Arafat in heaven’

    11/14/2014 8:27:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Premier ^ | 11/14/2014 | By Justin Brierley
    Church leader RT Kendall has said that he believes Yasser Arafat may have accepted Christ before his death a decade ago. November 11 marks ten years since the death of the PLO leader, regarded as a heroic freedom fighter by many Palestinians and a terrorist by many Israelis. The first time RT Kendall was granted rare access to Arafat,the Christian writer and speaker told him he had prayed for him every day for 20 years. According to Kendall, the 20-minute appointment turned into an hour and 45 minutes, and an unlikely friendship began. The third time Kendall visited Arafat, the...
  • Loretta Lynch Belonged to Jew-Hating, Pro-Terrorist Harvard Group

    11/13/2014 4:36:17 AM PST · by Enterprise · 39 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch belonged to a student group that brought Jew-hating Palestinian terrorists to Harvard Law School every year she was a member. Lynch belonged to the Harvard Black Law Students Association (BLSA) from 1981-1984 when she was a student. During those years the radical black group brought representatives from the Palestinian Liberation Operation (PLO).
  • PLO Urges Journalists: Don't Use the Term 'Temple Mount'

    11/06/2014 5:45:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/14 | Ari Soffer
    PA chief Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has issued special instructions to members of the international media, urging them to stop using the term "Temple Mount," and to instead refer to the holy site as "the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound" or "Haram al-Sharif/Noble Sanctuary." In a blatant attempt to impose a discourse erasing any reference to the Jewish character of the site, the PLO "media advisory" claims that the "Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, sometimes referred to as the Noble Sanctuary (“Haram al-Sharif” in Arabic), is the compound that contains Al Aqsa building itself, ablution fountains, open spaces for prayer, monuments and...
  • PLO Supports Kerry Claim That 'Israeli Occupation' Behind ISIS

    10/18/2014 3:48:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), the terror organization behind the Palestinian Authority (PA), called for a comprehensive strategy against Islamic extremism on Saturday - by blaming Israel for rising radicalization a la' the remarks of US Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry insisted on Friday that the failure of peace talks between Israel and the PA - not Western apathy to Islamism nor the US's failures to resolve tensions in Iraq - was the culprit for the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) group, sparking outrage from Israeli officials. "There wasn't a leader I met... who didn't raise with me...
  • Abbas Threatens, Again, to Cut Ties With Israel

    10/13/2014 5:33:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/10/14 | Dalit Halevy & Elad Benari
    PA Chairman says he plans to move ahead with his latest unilateral UN move and if all else fails, he will hand the keys to Netanyahu. video .....
  • Israeli cargo ship heads for L.A. to unload after Oakland protest

    09/30/2014 2:15:23 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/29/2014 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Israeli-owned container ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters over the weekend was headed to Los Angeles on Monday, according to a ship-tracking website. The Zim Shanghai left Oakland with its cargo still onboard on Sunday evening, according to the website marinetraffic.com. It was expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Some 200 people angry over Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket salvoes staged a protest of the Zim Shanghai at the Port of Oakland on Saturday morning and again...
  • Abbas demands end to Israeli occupation

    09/26/2014 6:03:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/26/2014
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas demanded Friday an end to Israeli occupation, telling the United Nations that the time for Palestinian independence had come. Abbas also vowed to seek war crimes prosecutions against Israel over what he called the 50-day “war of genocide” in Gaza that killed 2,140 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and left the enclave in ruins. “There is an occupation that must end now. There is a people that must be freed immediately,” Abbas said in an address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York. “The hour of independence of the state of Palestine has arrived.” Abbas, however, did...
  • Palestine—Unearthing Past Remains Key To Resolving Future

    08/29/2014 7:59:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/14 | David Singer
    The PLO (founded in 1964) and Hamas (founded in 1987) both seek to unravel the decisions made at San Remo in 1920 The cease fire agreement ending hostilities in the Fifty Day War between Israel and Hamas marks yet another milestone attesting to the failure of Jews and Arabs to peacefully resolve their claims to sovereignty and self-determination in the territory once called “Palestine”. Amazingly - the continuing inability of the parties - and the international community—to reach consensus on identifying when this long running conflict actually commenced—ensures it will continue to remain unresolved. Emeritus Professor Richard Falk—formerly United Nations...
  • The Socialist Nazi Sympathizing Jew Who Led the Left’s War on Israel

    08/09/2014 9:32:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 9, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    I wrote about Bruno Kreisky last year in the context of discussing Austria’s Islamization. There’s no doubt that Kreisky was a real demented piece of work, on a par with Norman Finkelstein or M.J. Rosenberg. Austria’s Socialist Chancellor, Bruno Kreisky, despite being of Jewish ancestry, was fond of Muslim terrorists and Nazis. He had a habit of filling his cabinet with former Nazis while comparing Zionism to Nazism. His political success rested on a welfare state built with Soviet money funneled through commercial orders and turning a blind eye to terrorist attacks carried out with Soviet and Polish machine guns...
  • Seriously, What Is John Kerry Doing?

    07/29/2014 4:55:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 29, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Let’s concede for a moment that most of us don’t believe the United States should be taking sides in conflicts abroad. Even so, most Americans would probably agree that at a minimum our diplomatic efforts should not cause unnecessary harm. Which brings me to Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent misadventure in the Middle East. It seems like a rather big deal that Egypt, Israel, Fatah, Jordan, Saudi Arabia—ostensibly, all allies of ours—agree on anything. This development, one imagines, might be something the United States would be interested in fostering rather than destroying. Certainly, the idea that Hamas’ power should...
  • Ending Abbas's winning streak

    06/09/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 6/9/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Mahmoud Abbas must be great at cards. The PLO chief has no real assets to speak of. He's physically unattractive. He has zero charisma. He's old. And no matter how hard he tries, Abbas can't do much of anything to dampen public support for Hamas or raise public support for himself. By many accounts, if elections are ever held, Hamas would win them in a walk. As for money, beyond the PLO's slush fund, all Abbas has is what outsiders give him. He is completely dependent on the Americans, the Israelis, the Europeans and the Gulf states. Without them, he...
  • Report: US Holding Backroom Talks with Hamas ‘For Months’

    06/05/2014 3:40:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 6/5/2014, 1:07 PM | Tova Dvorin
    The US has been secretly holding talks with Hamas for months Buzzfeed reported Thursday, despite its official stance that it would (not?) negotiate with the terrorist organization. “Our administration needed to hear from them that this unity government would move toward democratic elections, and toward a more peaceful resolution with the entire region,” a US official stated to the “social news” site, on condition of anonymity. “It was important to have that line of communication.” US officials have publicly denied the charges, however, leading to confusion over the report’s veracity. …
  • Rashid Khalidi’s False Narrative of Israeli History

    05/01/2014 5:34:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Andrew Harrod | Andrew Harrod
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Rashid Khalidi’s False Narrative of Israeli HistoryPosted By Andrew Harrod On May 1, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Palestinian-American Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi addressed America’s role in the Arab-Israeli peace process on April 17, 2014, at Washington, DC’s Jerusalem Fund, a pro-Palestinian think tank.  Describing Israel’s “entirely false narrative” into which “we have all been brainwashed,” Khalidi revealed his own myopia before an audience of about forty mostly likeminded, middle-aged people.John Halaka’s “Portraits of Denial and Despair” photo exhibit currently displayed in Jerusalem Fund hallways set a worrying...
  • UN Middle East Envoy Spins Hamas-Fatah “Unity” Agreement

    05/01/2014 5:01:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 1, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    According to Robert Serry, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, the so-called reconciliation deal reached by rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas to form a “unity” government in the coming weeks may be a good development that is consistent with continued peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. He reached this conclusion based on the word of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Mr. Serry said President Abbas assured him, during a meeting he held with President Abbas in Ramallah, that the reconciliation agreement will be implemented under President Abbas’s leadership and on the basis of...
  • Lives and lies for Peace: High time for Israel to demand consequences of West

    04/25/2014 7:21:41 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4/25/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    It's hard not to admire Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's brazenness. Two weeks ago, Abbas signed on to fifteen international agreements that among other things require the PA to respect human rights and punish war criminals. And this week, he signed a unity deal with two genocidal terror groups all of whose leaders are war criminals. Every leader of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the two parties who signed the deal with the PLO are war criminals. Under the Geneva Conventions, which Abbas signed onto just a couple of weeks ago, he is required to put them on trial, for their...
  • Palestinian Factions (Hamas and Fatah) Announce Deal on Unity Government

    04/23/2014 12:29:16 PM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 23, 2014 | Wissam Nasar
    The two main Palestinian factions announced an agreement on Wednesday to heal a seven-year schism and form a unity government within five weeks that would prepare for Palestinian elections six months later. The two groups — the Palestine Liberation Organization, which runs the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, and Hamas, the militant Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip — have reached similar accords before that were never carried out. But the latest deal comes as the fragile American-brokered peace efforts between the Palestinians and Israel are approaching an April 29 deadline without a resolution in sight. People familiar...
  • Defying Accord with Israel, PLO Decides to Make UN Move

    01/14/2014 6:29:07 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/14 | Gil Ronen
    The PLO – the Palestinian terrorist groups' umbrella organization – has decided to authorize moves to join international bodies under UN auspices, and to sign international conventions – even though it had promised last year not to do so, in exchange for the release of 104 terrorist murderers from Israeli jails. In a session of the PLO Acting Committee in Ramallah Monday, under Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the PLO leadership instructed the Diplomatic Committee which is subordinate to it, to immediately begin preparing an action plan in this spirit. When negotiations between the PA and Israel were renewed...
  • ‘No explosive device on safe that killed Palestine envoy’

    01/03/2014 2:20:48 PM PST · by robowombat · 21 replies
    Arab News ^ | Published — Friday 3 January 2014
    ‘No explosive device on safe that killed Palestine envoy’  Published — Friday 3 January 2014 Last update 3 January 2014 1:06 am PRAGUE: A safe that exploded at the Palestinian residence in Prague, killing the ambassador, was used almost daily for storing cash, and embassy staff were not aware of any explosive safety device in it, the embassy spokesman said on Thursday. Czech police on Wednesday ruled out what they called a “terrorist attack” and said the likely cause was that a safety device that was part of the safe blew up and fatally wounded Ambassador Jamal Al-Jamal. However,...
  • Erekat: New Israeli settlement building would 'destroy peace process'

    12/27/2013 9:39:42 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/27/2013 | REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
    Israeli official says government is planning to build 1,400 housing units over Green Line; chief Palestinian negotiator warns PA would apply for membership in 63 int'l organizations, including the ICC, if Israel makes move. The Palestinian Authority said it would plan to appeal the the internationl community, including the International Criminal Court if Israel announces plans for new settlement construction next week follow the third release of Palestinian prisoner as part of an agreement for resuming negotiations. The Palestinians have said any further expansion of Israeli settlements on land they seek for a state could derail US-brokered peace talks that...
  • Russia: Arafat's Death Not Caused By Radiation

    12/26/2013 11:39:10 AM PST · by lbryce · 29 replies
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | December 26, 2013 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    A Russian probe into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has found that his death wasn't caused by radiation — a finding that comes after a French probe found traces of the radioactive isotope polonium and a Swiss investigation said the timeframe of his illness and death was consistent with that of polonium poisoning. Vladimir Uiba, the head of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency, said Thursday that Arafat died of natural causes and the agency had no plans to conduct further tests.
  • Agreement with the Palestinians has nothing to do with the real threats

    12/23/2013 7:29:46 AM PST · by se99tp · 5 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | December 23, 2013
    "Kerry has forgotten, apparently, that the devil is in the details and that no real agreement exists now, or has ever existed, on the relevant issues -- not on the refugees, not on Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, and not on recognition and security….
  • Secret Peace Talk Contents Revealed By PA Sources

    12/23/2013 1:45:04 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23 December 2013 | Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff
    US 'offensive' aims for Jan. interim agreement, Jerusalem internationally managed, Israeli withdrawals and 'earned' Jewishness. The Palestinian Authority (PA) negotiating team has revealed some of contents of the secretive peace talks it has been holding with Israel, under American auspices. Independent journalist Baruch Yedid, who has maintained ongoing contact with official and unofficial PA sources, described to Arutz Sheva the situation taking place behind the smoke screen. According to Yedid, talks are advancing with the goal of a framework agreement in January, well before the 9-month period set for talks. Yedid's sources reveal that the agreement includes long term Israeli...
  • Op-Ed: The EU Auditors Report: A PA-EU Financial Scandal

    12/15/2013 11:16:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/13 | David Singer
    European taxpayers are supporting a massive fraud. The European Union (EU) has become embroiled in a financial scandal of massive proportions in relation to the financial assistance given by it to the Palestinian Authority (PA) since 1994. This appears very clear from the comprehensive European Court of Auditors Report dated 22 October 2013 which was only made public this week. The Report reveals the following: .....
  • Yasser Arafat not poisoned, French experts say

    12/04/2013 10:29:43 AM PST · by mojito · 14 replies
    CBC ^ | 12/3/2013 | Unattributed
    Yasser Arafat was not the victim of poisoning, French forensic tests concluded on Tuesday, countering the theory put forward by a Swiss report on the 2004 death of the Palestinian leader. The French conclusions were immediately challenged by his widow Suha Arafat, who has argued the death was a political assassination by someone close to her husband. A senior Palestinian official dismissed the report as "politicized". [....] Swiss forensic experts stirred controversy last month by announcing that results from their tests of samples taken from Arafat's body were consistent with polonium poisoning, while not absolute proof of the cause of...
  • PLO official urges global probe into Arafat "killing"

    11/07/2013 2:53:19 AM PST · by Netz · 17 replies
    channelnewsasia.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2013
    PLO official urges global probe into Arafat "killing" (Perfect timing for release as PLO-Israeli talks stalling?) A PLO official on Thursday called for an international inquiry into "the killing" of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a day after Swiss scientists said he probably died from polonium poisoning. RAMALLAH: A PLO official on Thursday called for an international inquiry into "the killing" of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a day after Swiss scientists said he probably died from polonium poisoning. "The (test) results proved Arafat was poisoned by polonium, and this substance is owned by states, not people, meaning that the crime was...
  • Rep. Peter King: 'We Have to Start Going After Ted Cruz by Name'

    10/14/2013 6:42:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 129 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 14, 2013 - 11:23 AM | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - If Congress passes legislation deferring a decision on the debt ceiling and stopgap government funding, Republicans should anticipate another crisis in six to eight weeks, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said on Monday. "We have to anticipate Ted Cruz is going to try to do this again. Ted Cruz and 30 or 40 people in the House. And we have to start going after him by name. I've been doing it all along. I wish I had more company on it." King said "we just can't have" Republicans or Ted Cruz second-guessing the final outcome of the current stalemate....
  • Peter King’s lonely fight vs. ‘Ted Cruz wing’

    10/06/2013 2:32:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 6 Oct 2013 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    If Peter King’s brand of Republicanism seems to be on the wane these days, the Long Island congressman isn’t letting it go quietly. Kng, 69, has long been one of the Hill’s most quotable and irascible troublemakers, a frequent presence on cable television with an apparently boundless capacity for outrage. He has fumed over topics as serious as Hurricane Sandy relief and aid for 9/11 responders, and as comparatively trivial as the White House party crashers and the death of Michael Jackson (whom he called a “lowlife” and a “pervert.”) King broke with Newt Gingrich over the government shutdowns of...
  • Peter King protest

    10/05/2013 9:06:20 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 33 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 10/5/2013 | jdc11710
    Peter King feeling some heat back in his district. link
  • Israel's Twenty Year Nightmare

    09/13/2013 8:07:03 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9/13/2013 | Carolyne B. Glick
    Twenty years ago today, Israel's so-called peace process with the PLO was officially ushered in at the White House Rose Garden. A year or so later, when the death toll of Israeli victims of the massive terror offensive that the PLO organized shortly afterwards reached what then seemed unbearable heights, a popular call went out to "Put the Oslo Criminals on Trial." Needless to say, with Shimon Peres, the architect and godfather of the so-called peace process now serving as the President of Israel, nothing ever came of the call. The demand for an accounting was not unprecedented. There was...
  • The Triumph of Illusion in the Middle East

    08/20/2013 10:00:34 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah
    American Thinker ^ | August 20, 2013 | Shoshana Bryen
    The Palestine Liberation Organization was created in 1964. Like most revolutionary movements, it wrote a Charter to define its aims and fundamental policies, including: Article 17: The partitioning of Palestine, which took place in 1947, and the establishment of Israel are illegal and null and void, regardless of the loss of time... ... Contrary to belief in some quarters, the Charter has never been amended and in fact, fealty to "armed struggle" (i.e., terrorism) was reasserted as late as 2011. In pursuit of its goals, Palestinian terrorism has killed more than 5,000 Israelis since 1949. Airplane hijackings; sniper shootings (including...
  • The Two State Concept is Wrong

    08/15/2013 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Lera · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva - blog ^ | 8/14/2013 | David Ha'ivri
    This might come as a surprise to some, but many Israelis do not believe that establishing a Palestinian state is the right thing to do. Actually, we are disappointed to see Israeli representatives going through the motions in order to demonstrate to the world that we are the good guys while putting their faith in the PLO functionaries to mess it up. They are basing their actions on the well-known Israeli saying “the Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” Some Israeli leaders feel that they can only depend on the Palestinians for one thing - their dedication...
  • Palestinians Dismiss Prisoner Release as a "Bribe"

    08/05/2013 3:44:09 AM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | August 5, 2013 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    They regard the prisoner release as something Israel was supposed to have done anyway, many years ago. Many will continue to see it as as part of an Israeli-American scheme to extract concessions, and will continue to attack Abbas for "succumbing" to US pressure. The argument that the release of Palestinian prisoners boosts the standing of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and "moderate" Palestinians and facilitates the resumption of peace talks with Israel is not necessarily true. Many Palestinians do not see Israel's decision to release more than 100 Palestinians who were imprisoned before the signing of the Oslo Accords...
  • 2009: Ron Paul Goes On Iranian TV To Attack Israel, Praise Suicide Bombers, Hamas Terrorists

    12/29/2011 5:10:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 12/29/11 | Iranian TV
    On Jan 5 2009 Ron Paul conducted an interview with Iranian state owned English language propaganda channel, Press TV, where he urges ending support of Israel, defends Hamas and tactics of suicide bombing, states that Hamas is innocent and the Israeli state are the aggressors.
  • 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. …