White House: Israeli Settlements Not an Impediment to Peace

The White House released a statement on settlement construction: essentially supporting building within existing settlements while gently criticizing the construction of new settlements, or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders, saying that such construction “may not be helpful.” (Despite construction within settlements and “natural growth” of existing settlements, Israel has not actually built […]

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Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem now!

Why? It has been argued, apparently by Egyptian and Jordanian leaders, that such a move would inflame the Arab world, especially the Palestinian Arabs, and expose Americans to attack, while causing disorders for these regimes. It is even said that Israel’s subterranean contacts and quiet cooperation with certain Arab states, united by fear of a […]

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Smoking Out Islamists via Extreme Vetting

by Daniel Pipes Middle East Quarterly Spring 2017 Donald Trump issued an executive order on Jan. 27 establishing radically new procedures to deal with foreigners who apply to enter the United States. Building on his earlier notion of “extreme vetting,” the order explains that to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted […]

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A whole lot of rocket launcher orders just got put on hold

By Robert Spencer President Trump freezes Obama’s $221m gift to Palestinians,” World Israel News, January 25, 2017: The Trump administration has frozen Obama’s parting gift to the the Palestinians. Former US President Barack Obama, in his waning hours, quietly released $221 million to terrorist in the Palestinian Authority (PA), which Congress had been blocking. The Trump […]

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Trump Invites Netanyahu to Washington; Aides Clarify No Announcement on Embassy Move is “Imminent”

Trump’s aides also clarify that no announcement on embassy move is “imminent.” U.S. President Donald Trump is inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Washington in just a few weeks. The offer came during the two leaders’ first phone conversation following Trump’s inauguration – although apparently the headline-topping issue of the U.S. moving its […]

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The Way to Peace: Israeli Victory, Palestinian Defeat

by Daniel Pipes Commentary January 2017 Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy sadly fits the classic description of insanity: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The identical assumptions – land-for-peace and the two-state solution, with the burden primarily on Israel – stay permanently in place, no matter how often they fail. Decades of […]

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Fake profile pictures, stolen from women in Israel and Europe that were used to trick IDF soldiers into revealing sensitive information. (IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

Hamas Hacks IDF Soldiers’ Phones by Posing as Women on Facebook

Operatives for the Hamas terrorist group hacked into dozens of Israeli combat soldiers’ cellphones by posing as attractive Israeli women on Facebook. Using Israeli women’s photos and identities stolen from social media, the operatives would initiate personal and intimate relationships with the soldiers and then ask them to download what they said was an application […]

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Paris Peace Parley: What We Know So Far

Diplomats from more than 70 countries gathered in Paris for a peace conference lauded by the Palestinians and lambasted by Israel. France slammed the idea of relocating the US embassy to Jerusalem. Diplomatic correspondents Barak Ravid and Raphael Ahren were live tweeting from Paris. Officials in Jerusalem fear a fresh UN initiative two days after […]

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Egypt ‘Proves’ U.S.-Palestinian Collusion Against Israel at the UN

Israel calls recent U.N. resolution “the tip of the iceberg.” An Egyptian paper just published what it claims are the actual transcripts of meetings that occurred earlier this month between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Senior Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat. If the documents are authenticated, the incident confirms Israel’s allegations that Washington and […]

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