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Tensions rise on Temple Mount, around Gaza

This Update discusses the increasing clashes of recent weeks around the Temple Mount, centred on efforts by the Muslim religious authorities in charge of the area to unilaterally open a new prayer area in the previously closed Gate of Mercy compound on the Mount.

Paul Duffill: BDS promoter who masquerades as a “peacebuilding” expert

His (oft repeated) prescription for “peace building” is the carrot and stick approach: a carrot for the Palestinians and a stick for the Israelis. Recognise a Palestinian state forthwith, without any demands or pre-conditions; pressure Israel through boycott and vilification.

Media Microscope: An idée fixe

The idée fixe that all problems experienced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank can ultimately be traced back to Israel haunted segments of the ABC in January and February.

Deconstruction Zone: Gaza’s self-inflicted health crisis 

Hamas won’t divert any of the hundreds of millions of dollars a year it spends on its own military to ease Gazans’ humanitarian plight.

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

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.

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.

The Warsaw Summit and the Palestinians/ Lebanon’s new government

This Update is focussed on the Warsaw Conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East that took place yesterday with the participation of more than 60 countries -  which is widely seen as part of a US-led effort to create a new alliance against Iran's destabilising behaviour.

The key to Middle East peace is getting Palestinians to say...

Slavish conformism to conventional wisdom has done practically nothing to resolve the conflict between the Palestinians and Israel, trapping the sides in a stalemate for decades.

The Callous Indifference to the Murder of an Israeli Teen

A 19-year-old young Israeli woman, Ori Ansbacher, was brutally raped and killed in the Jerusalem Forest on Feb. 7. A Palestinian man Arafat Irfaiya, 29,...

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