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Posts Tagged ‘West Bank

Israel an ungrateful US ally

September 6, 2011

Robert M. Gates, the now-retired secretary of defense, got upset with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In a meeting of the National Security Council Principals Committee held not long before his retirement this summer, Gates coldly laid out the many steps the administration has taken to guarantee Israel’s security — access to top- quality weapons, […]

Palestinians plan Day of Rage to protest US veto of UN resolution

February 21, 2011

Palestinians are planning their own “Day of Rage” to protest the American veto of a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements, Ma’an News Agency reported a top Fatah official as saying. “[The United States government] are liars who pretend to support democracy and peace. Far from it,” Fatah official and former Palestinian intelligence chief Tawfik […]

Revolution in Egypt bad news for Jews of Israel

February 16, 2011

The view from Israel is that the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions are bad, very bad. Educated Arabs — not all of them dressed as “Islamists,” quite a few of them speaking perfect English whose wish for democracy is articulated without resorting to “anti-Western” rhetoric — are bad for Israel. The images that moved and enthused […]

Palestinians can only dream

February 13, 2011

In the Jenin refugee camp this week, dozens of excited children and teenagers assembled one afternoon this week in the modest but well-kept auditorium located on the edge of the camp. The theater’s performances are not for children only, though the kids in the audience heartily applauded this production with earsplitting whistling and clapping. Afterward, […]

The fraying ties binding the US to Israel

March 27, 2010

The number of Jewish settlers settled in the West Bank has now more than doubled since the Oslo peace accords were signed in 1993. But the ground has shifted in America. The unconditional support for the Jewish state has been eroding in critical areas. Nowhere is that clearer than among American Jews, many of whom […]

European Union to recognize East Jerusalem as capital of Palestinian state

December 5, 2009

European Union foreign ministers are expected to officially call next week for the division of Jerusalem, to serve as the capitals of both Israel and Palestine. Jerusalem is waging a diplomatic campaign to keep the EU from issuing such an endorsement, but diplomats close to the EU deliberations believe it is virtually inevitable. EU foreign […]