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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.

The Last Word: Boycotts and Bigots Categories: Anti-Zionism, Israel     Author: Jeremy Jones

Just two weeks after telling the Jerusalem Post that "dialogue is essential", Costello aligned himself with the negative and destructive forces that strengthen extremism and undermine efforts at dialogue and outreach.

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Essay: Minority Report Categories: Anti-Zionism, Israel     Author: Benjamin Birnbaum

The debate revolved around a single question: Was the world's most respected human rights group being fair to Israel? Bob Bernstein wasn't the only person at Human Rights Watch who thought the answer was no.

Changing Mood Music in Britain Categories: Europe, Israel, United Kingdom     Author: Douglas Davis

With the Conservatives dominant in the new ruling configuration, there are signs that the relations with Israel might be rebalanced. For although there are no evident differences in policy between the major parties, there are certainly differences in atmospherics. That is what Israeli diplomats are

Back in Black: Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Revisited Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Less out of conviction than necessity, ultra-Orthodoxy is joining the Jewish state. It lets women fulfil themselves professionally, it sends more and more of its men to pursue careers and even serve in the army.

Are they enough? Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: BICOM

Israeli officials privately noted that the draft resolution lacked the tough provisions that Jerusalem believes are necessary to force Iran to rethink its policy. In this regard, the absence of sanctions targeting the energy sector is seen as of particular importance.


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.

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