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Behind the News – March 2019

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, together with the PA Cabinet’s other ministers, collectively resigned. The resignations came two days after the Fatah Central Committee recommended the formation of a government made up of representatives of factions in the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and independent personalities, leaving out Hamas

Young people shake up Indonesia’s election

Young people constitute aged from 17 to 35 years represent more than half of all potential Indonesian voters. But in the previous presidential and parliamentary elections of 2014, high percentages of those under 30 didn’t exercise their right to vote. 

Iran and Palestinians the losers in Warsaw

Arab countries, mainly Gulf states, didn’t hesitate to partake in the summit alongside Israel, were willing to accept it as a full partner and even as a leader in the regional fight against Iran.

Scribblings: Raiders of the Lost Minds

On Feb. 5, a Jordanian Government minister said something he must have known was not only untrue but absurd. He said that “occupation forces and settlers” carried out “30,000 raids” on the al-Aqsa Mosque in 2018.

“It’s the economy, stupid?”

Voters will therefore be thinking domestically when they go to the polls on April 9, and their choices will be made largely based on legal and economic issues. 

Biblio File: Pyongyang’s Proliferation Inc.

North Korea is the world’s go-to proliferator of sophisticated and unconventional weapons and technology to some of the worst actors on earth.

The Last Word: Sun, Sand and Swastikas

Swastika graffiti and specific anti-Jewish vandalism occur with disturbing regularity. The most that any perpetrator can gain from any such activity is a sense of power over those who are offended, insulted, harassed and intimidated.

From Teheran to Caracas

With Venezuela’s “Bolivarian socialist” regime now facing its worst crisis since it was established in 1998, one obvious question is how this will affect the efforts of Iran and Hezbollah to use Venezuela as a base for their extensive operations in Central and South America.

Editorial: The PA’s Priorities

Ori’s murder is a tragic reminder of the way in which terrorist “martyrdom” is incited and encouraged by the Palestinian Authority (PA) – and then rewarded with generous lifetime salaries.

Deadly Precision

Hezbollah, with the help of Iran, is upgrading its arsenal, to convert its missiles into precision missiles with guidance systems and greatly increase its ability to destroy Israel’s military and civilian infrastructure.