Israel and the Palestinians

July 31, 2022

Israel’s defense establishment wants to help Gaza develop economically

View of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on June 12, 2022. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90. by Yaakov Lappin (JNS) — A key goal of Israel’s defense establishment is to delay frequent war to the extent possible in order […]
July 1, 2022

Who really “stole” Palestinian land? Jordan

by Mitchell Bard The Palestinians, one-sided critics of Israel and anti-Semites have little interest in historical facts. Nothing can penetrate their veil of ignorance. Still, there is hope for students whose minds have not yet been closed or poisoned by […]
May 1, 2022

A 1961 article gives fascinating, forgotten truths about Palestinian refugees, UNRWA

by Mitchell Bard (JNS) — Every once in a while, I stumble onto an old article that offers interesting insights on today’s political situation. One example is an article from The Atlantic published in 1961 about the Palestinian refugees written […]
March 8, 2022

The PLO has renounced all agreements with Israel. It doesn’t matter.

By Lt. Col. (Res) Maurice Hirsch (JNS) — Speaking after the recent meeting of the Palestinian National Council, its deputy chairman, Ali Faisal, clarified that there is a binding Palestinian decision to “renounce… all agreements with Israel.” He added that […]
December 9, 2021

It’s Back? Israel prepares for outbreak of lone-wolf terrorism

by Yoni Ben Menachem (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) — Israel is preparing for the possibility of a new wave of “lone-wolf” terrorism, similar to the so-called “knife intifada” of 2015. Police in Jerusalem have been reinforced, and IDF units […]
December 2, 2021

Head of CAIR calls Tel Aviv occupied, prays for its “liberation”

Screenshot courtesy IPT by Steven Emerson IPT News — Nihad Awad normally presents himself as mild mannered and measured. That demeanor has helped the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) co-founder and executive director appear on national news channels and […]
December 1, 2021

Real solidarity with the Palestinians has to include honesty

by Mark Goldfeder (Jewish Journal) — The United Nations celebrated its International Day of Solidarity on Nov. 29 with the Palestinian people. Established in 1977, it commemorates the anniversary of the General Assembly passing Resolution 181, the United Nations Partition […]
November 14, 2021

Op-Ed: Will UNRWA donors finally play constructive role this week?

by David Bedein The news and research office that I have been running since 1987 focuses on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, with the hope that the 5.3 million descendants of […]
October 29, 2021

Palestinians facing deep crisis and internal dissent amid US aid curbs

by David Bedein Center for Near East Policy Research The Palestinian Authority is in deep crisis as the United States has sharply cut direct aid to the Palestinians and other assistance to them via the United Nations, amid reports of […]
October 9, 2021

Israel eases restrictions, thousands of Gazans apply for work permits

A view of the Gaza Strip as seen from the Israeli side of the border on Aug. 9, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90. (JNS) — Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza applied on Oct. 6 to get permits to work in […]
September 17, 2021

Time to hold UNRWA accountable for hate-filled textbooks

by David Bedein UNRWA has faced a difficult week. On Sept. 9,  the UNRWA donor nations gathered for a conference in Amman to launch a new school year for half a million students who learn in UNRWA schools located in 59 72-year-old “temporary” UNRWA refugee […]