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More on the Gaza "March of Return"

More on the Gaza "March of Return" Categories: Hamas, Israel, Palestinians, Updates    

This Update follows up on the previous one in analysing the ongoing violence along the borders of Gaza - orchestrated under the rubric of the so-called "Great March of Return" - which began on March 30, had a second major flare-up last Friday, and is expected to continue until mid-May.

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Green money behind Palestinian causes

Green money behind Palestinian causes Categories: Australasia, Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Naomi Levin

In the past 12 months, Greens Senators Lee Rhiannon and Janet Rice have declared five donations to a range of groups and individuals that actively advocate for boycotts against Israel, refuse to acknowledge Palestinian aggression against Israelis and accuse Israel of "massacring" Palestinians.

Fatah looks beyond Mahmoud Abbas

Fatah looks beyond Mahmoud Abbas Categories: Fatah, Palestinians     Author: Yoni Ben Menachem

Abbas is starting to realise that he may have to leave his position due to his state of health, and he wants to influence the choice of his successor while he still has the strength to do so.

Behind the News - April 2018

Behind the News - April 2018 Categories: Iran, Israel, Middle East, Palestinians, Syria    

On March 18, a 32 year old father of four was stabbed to death in Jerusalem's old city by a Palestinian, who was subsequently shot dead by Israeli police. On March 16, two IDF soldiers were murdered in a vehicular attack near Mevo Dotan in the northern West Bank. The driver was arrested.On March 18,

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Something is rotten in the Hamas terror kingdom

Something is rotten in the Hamas terror kingdom Categories: Hamas, Palestinians     Author: Avi Issacharoff

Once again, on March 15, an explosive device was detonated in the Gaza Strip. And once again it appears that Hamas was not responsible for the attempted terror attack. However, the spate of recent incidents in Gaza raises suspicions that something is particularly rotten in the "kingdom" of Hamas.

The aftermath of an assassination attempt

The aftermath of an assassination attempt Categories: Hamas, Palestinians     Author: Jonathan Schanzer

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah emerged visibly shaken but unscathed after an assassination attempt on March 13 in the Gaza Strip. The soft-spoken former academic arrived in Gaza to open a sewage plant and attend some political meetings. He had barely crossed into northern G

Trying Times

Trying Times Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Ahron Shapiro

Last December 15th, in the village of Nabi Saleh on the West Bank, then 16-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi once again placed herself in front of a camera. For years, Tamimi has been the subject of exploitative, incendiary videos on social media on her confrontations with Israeli soldiers recorded

Editorial: An Alliance for Gaza?

Editorial: An Alliance for Gaza? Categories: Hamas, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Gaza is in a dire and deteriorating state. Economic activity is down, unemployment is extremely high, and long-standing problems with water, sewerage and electricity are worsening. People aren't starving, but that is virtually the only positive. Many, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, will

US cuts funds to the Palestinian Authority over its "pay to slay": Should Australia follow suit?

US cuts funds to the Palestinian Authority over its "pay to slay": Should Australia follow suit? Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Terrorism, United States, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The US Congress officially passed the Taylor Force Act on March 23, which requires that the US halt its funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if the latter refuses to end its "martyr" compensation scheme, which provides lifetime monthly stipends to convicted terrorists relative to their sentence

Deconstruction Zone: Why is Gaza so broke?

Deconstruction Zone: Why is Gaza so broke? Categories: Hamas, Palestinians     Author: Jonathan Tobin

Gaza is broke. As a front-page New York Times feature on Feb. 11 explained at length, the conflict between the Gaza Strip's Hamas overlords and the Fatah party that runs the West Bank has resulted in a cash crunch that has left many of the area's two million people without money. Along with Gaza's i

All roads lead to Teheran

All roads lead to Teheran Categories: Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Palestinians, Syria     Author: Eyal Zisser

An escalation of violence on the Gaza border came on Feb. 17, precisely one week after the IDF intercepted an Iranian drone over Israel, subsequently carried out broad-scale airstrikes in Syria, and an air force F-16 was downed by the Syrian military. Purportedly, the events in Gaza and the north ha

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Scribblings: Good News from Jerusalem

Scribblings: Good News from Jerusalem Categories: Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Here's some good news from Jerusalem - according to a poll taken by Hebrew University, 60% of Palestinian residents of the city think that Palestinians should vote in municipal elections. Only 13% said they shouldn't. Why is this a big deal?

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