Abbas Angry at Trump for Cutting Funds to UNRWA and Private Plane Budget

After UNRWA Funding Cut Uproar, PA Buys $50 Million Private Jet for Abbas The plane was reputedly paid for out of the PA budget ($20 million) and from the Palestinian National Fund ($30 million). Despite widespread financial fear about funding and the outrage at cuts to terror-backing UNRWA funds, Hadashot news reported today that PA Chairman Mahmoud […]

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Is Britain Still America’s Closest Ally? Plans to Continue to Fund UNRWA

Britain will continue to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) as well as “Palestinian refugees” across the Middle East, the country’s Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, stated on Sunday night. Burt said in a statement quoted by Haaretz that his country also […]

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Hamas: Abbas no longer a legitimate leader

Mohammed-Faraj al-Ghoul, chairman of the Palestinian Legislative Council’s Constitution Committee and one of the senior Hamas figures in Gaza, on Thursday attacked Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and called on him to step down. Al-Ghoul noted that Abbas’s term in office is illegitimate since his original term after the elections ended years ago. He […]

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Guatemala First to Follow US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Guatemala on Tuesday said its decision to follow the United States in moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem was a “sovereign” matter that should not affect ties with other countries. “These are Guatemala’s foreign policy and sovereign decisions,” the country’s Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel told a news conference, as quoted by AFP. “In any […]

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North Korea: The Israeli Connection

By Ariel Natan PaskoWhy should Jews globally, and Israelis, care about what’s going on, way over there on the Korean peninsula? Because as good world citizens we should? Because the second largest Jewish community, after Israel, is being threatened in America? Because the North Koreans are Weapons of Mass Destruction proliferators? Because of their aiding […]

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Metal Detectors Will Remain on Temple Mount

The Political-Security Cabinet decided on Thursday night, after a four-hour meeting, that the magnetometers will remain at the entrance to the Temple Mount as part of the new security measures at the compound. The Cabinet also authorized the police to make every decision “in order to ensure free access to the holy places, while maintaining […]

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