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The Truth Teller Categories: Israel, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: Allon Lee

The current proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) are premature and risk precipitating a third intifada for which the Jewish state will be blamed while Iran, Syria, Hamas and Hezbollah become the main beneficiaries, warns Arab Israeli journalist Khaled Abu Toameh.

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Flotilla sailed for confrontation, not for aid Categories: Israel, Op-eds, Palestinians     Author: Bren Carlill

Israel told flotilla organisers the aid could be transferred across the Gaza-Israel land border. (It still will be.) The flotilla could also have co-operated with Egypt or the UN in order to help Palestinians, but refused to do so. Helping Palestinians wasn't its goal, confronting Israel was.

Factsheet: The Gaza Flotilla

Factsheet: The Gaza Flotilla Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Reference    

Israel considers itself to be in a state of war with Hamas-ruled Gaza; Being at war with Hamas, Israel is within its rights to enforce a maritime blockade on Gaza in order to prevent Hamas from obtaining weapons and other materiel that would aid its war effort

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Terrorist as Role Model Categories: Palestinians, Terrorism     Author: Palestinian Media Watch

The Palestinian Authority has named numerous locations and events after Palestinian terrorists responsible for killing Israeli civilians. In this special report, Palestinian Media Watch investigates the breadth of this phenomenon and to what extent it continues in 2010.

Incitement Matters Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Many are quick to dismiss incitement as irrelevant to the immediate task of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. This view is misinformed and short-sighted. Incitement helps make peace impossible.

Proximity Talks Begin Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

As readers are probably aware, and as expected for a number of weeks, it was announced on Monday that US-mediated Israeli-Palestinian proximity talks are now beginning. While it is not clear yet how significant the actual difference is between the previous situation - where US envoy George Mitchell

Scribblings: A Whistleblower? Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

The reporting of Israel's Anat Kamm affair in Australia was a mixed bag, with a fair amount of sensationalism in many cases. Hopefully, those paying attention were able to absorb the following key details which correct the more sensationalist versions of the story.

Peace Process Illusions and Myths Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

Today's Update features some articles clarifying illusions and myths which feature prominently in what is probably the most common approach to the Israeli-Palestinian "peace process", especially in terms of US and foreign efforts to advance it.

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Editorial: Frustration versus Analysis Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Although the resolution appears very clear, progressing there is desperately, exasperatingly difficult. Unfortunately, the well-meaning but relatively inexperienced Obama Administration has shown a counter-productive tendency to act out of this frustration rather than careful analysis.

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