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 PA rebroadcasts antisemitic cartoon

PA rebroadcasts antisemitic cartoon Categories: Antisemitism, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

In another example of antisemitism sponsored by the Palestinian Authority (PA), this week the PA rebroadcast an antisemitic cartoon from a Jordanian newspaper regarding the division of Sudan on official PA television. The cartoon had the headline "Division of Sudan," and it showed the distorted ima

More Quiet corners of the Arab Spring Categories: Iraq, Middle East, Updates     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Following up on Geoffrey Levin's post yesterday on the Jordanian Hashemite Monarchy's apparent success so far in weathering the Arab Spring, it is worth noting some other Arab countries which also appear to be managing the protest movements fairly successfully - especially Iraq and Morocco.

Sectarian Explosion beginning in Syria?

Sectarian Explosion beginning in Syria? Categories: Lebanon, Palestinians, Syria, Turkey, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

The situation in Syria took an even graver turn yesterday. As the ruling Assad regime continues to brutalise dissenting citizens, some Syrians appear to be lashing out at the regime's minority Alawite sect. In retaliation, several Allawites went on a rampage of their own. Nada Bakri reports in The N

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The Logic Behind the Palestinian UN Move Categories: Palestinians, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

Noted Israeli-Arab journalist Khaled Abu Toameh has written an article entitled "Palestinians cannot accept less than 100%" (published on the webiste of the Hudson Institue on July 12) which does a good job of explaining why the Palestinian Authority prefers the symbolic gesture of seeking UN recogn

Darshan-Leitner takes on Gaza flotillas

Darshan-Leitner takes on Gaza flotillas Categories: Anti-Zionism, International Security, Islamic Extremism, Israel, Middle East, Palestinians, Terrorism, United States, Updates     Author: Allon Lee

Israeli civil rights organisation director Nitsana Darshan-Leitner has written a good primer in the Jerusalem Post on why the blockade of Gaza is legal and how flotilla activists are likely breaking US law. Pursuant to the Oslo Accords ... the Palestinians agreed that the Gaza coastline would be

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The Arab Spring remains mild in Jordan

The Arab Spring remains mild in Jordan Categories: Jordan, Middle East, Updates     Author: Geoffrey Levin

Despite mass violence in Libya, Syria, and Yemen, and leadership changes occurring in Egypt and Tunisia, Jordan has remained relatively quiet, with only limited protests and few deaths. As the Guardian points out: Jordan has seen sporadic unrest since January but only on a small scale. Opposition d

AIJAC UPDATE - How the 2011 flotilla flopped/The controversial "anti-boycott" law

AIJAC UPDATE - How the 2011 flotilla flopped/The controversial "anti-boycott" law Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Islamic Extremism, Israel, Lebanon, Palestinians, Syria, Turkey, United Nations, Updates    

AIJAC's latest email Update looks at why and how the 2011 Gaza flotilla gambit fizzled out. In contrast to 2010's headline-grabbing political stunt that acted as a Trojan Horse for the Turkish Islamist IHH charity resulting in needless deaths and injuries, this was no replay.

Friends of Israel Initiative

Friends of Israel Initiative Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The prominent Friends of Israel Initiative formed under the leadership of former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar in 2010, has argued that a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state and international recognition of it would be a "huge mistake". In an article published by t

Different Voices

Different Voices Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Jeremy Jones

On Monday, ABC Radio's The Spirit of Things  broadcast a fascinating interview with Sharon Rosen and Suheir Rasul from the Jerusalem offices of a peace initiative called Search for Common Ground.  Sharon Rosen: Search for Common Ground is an international conflict transformation orga

Palestinians' message quashed by media bias

Palestinians' message quashed by media bias Categories: Palestinians, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

Writing in Foreign Policy, Rachel Shabi has interviewed a number of Palestinian activists and, unbeknownst to her, unearthed some startling and oft-overlooked views. Shabi found the activists to be disillusioned with the current Palestinian leadership and the direction in which they are headed - par

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Kassams fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel

Kassams fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel Categories: Palestinians, Terrorism, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

While the border between Gaza and Israel has been relatively calm since mid-April, the latest rocket attacks into Israel from Gaza suggest that violence in that area may again escalate. The Jerusalem Post reported that on Wednesday morning a Kassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in a fie

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