Israel and the Palestinians

March 15, 2024

Moonlighting: Palestinian Authority police perpetrate terrorism rather than fighting it

Palestinian Authority Security Forces at a checkpoint in the Samaria city of Nablus (Shechem), Nov. 3, 2007. Photo by Wagdi Ashtiyeh /Flash90. by Akiva Van Koningsveld (JNS) — Almost 80 members of the U.S.-trained and armed Palestinian Authority security forces […]
March 13, 2024

Israeli police: Half of “settler violence” reports are false, filed by left-wing groups

Left-wing protesters hold PLO flags in Huwara, near Nablus in Samaria, March 3, 2023. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90. by Akiva Van Koningsveld (JNS) — Far-left Israeli groups are increasingly spreading false accusations against Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, causing […]
March 10, 2024

Holy month? Hamas, other jihadists have no problem attacking Jews during Ramadan

Muslims wave Hamas flags after Friday prayers during Ramadan on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, April 22, 2022. Photo by Jamal Awad/Flash90. by Bassam Tawil (Gatestone Institute) — International mediators and world leaders, including U.S. President Joe Biden, were hoping […]
February 28, 2024

Palestinians need new leaders, not new governments

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, Nov. 5, 2023. Photo by Chuck Kennedy/U.S. State Department. by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Institute) — According to a famous Arab proverb, “A dog’s tail is […]
February 24, 2024

Starved for funds, UNRWA operations to be “severely compromised” by March

The United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Credit: konferenzadhs/Pixabay. by Mike Wagenheim (JNS) — Philippe Lazzrini, commissioner-general of UNRWA, asked the president of the U.N. General Assembly on Feb. 23 for permanent U.N. budgetary support for the scandal-plagued Palestinian-only refugee and […]
February 23, 2024

Meet the serial killer many want to see as the first president of Palestine

Palestinian children look at the image of former PLO chief Yasser Arafat and the imprisoned Marwan Barghouti during a demonstration in the southern Gaza Strip calling for the release of prisoners held in Israeli jails, Oct. 6, 2011. Photo by […]
February 19, 2024

PA uses $280 million annually in funds transferred from Israel to pay terrorists

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas attends a meeting in the Samaria city of Ramallah, March 10, 2019. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90. (JNS) — Almost one billion shekels ($278 million) in yearly tax revenue that Israel collects on behalf of the […]
January 30, 2024

UNRWA exists to help Palestinians continue a war to eradicate Israel

A Palestinian man outside the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Gaza City protests cuts to aid on June 20, 2023. Credit: Anas-Mohammed/Shutterstock. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — Let’s not get […]
January 4, 2024

If Israel not involved, “pro”-Palestinian groups ignore actual Palestinian suffering

Anti-Israel demonstrators march through central London in support of the terrorist group Hamas, Oct. 14, 2023. Photo: Andy Soloman/Shutterstock by James Sinkinson (FLAME) — Those who claim to support the Palestinian Arabs in fact do precious little to help them. […]
October 15, 2023

The essential, ethical and imperitive — yet mythical — Gaza blockade

On Sept. 28, Israeli authorities had reopened the country’s sole pedestrian crossing with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip at Erez, which had been closed for two weeks amid ongoing violence along the border. Photo by Majdi Fathi/TPS. by Jonathan Feldstein Days […]
September 10, 2023

Oslo at 30: What went wrong

Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin with members of the IDF senior command in 1964 — almost 30 years before the signing of the Oslo Accords. Photo by Avraham Vered/Israel Defense Forces and Defense Establishment Archive from the […]