Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

 

Dr. Einat Wilf – Thank You Lord Balfour, We’ll Take it From Here.

editor 13 December 2017

By Christians for Israel International.. Dr. Einat Wilf, former member of Knesset, speaking at the 2017 Britain, Israel and the Middle East conference commemorating 100 years since the Balfour Declaration. Dr. Einat Wilf is a Senior Fellow with the Jewish People Policy Institute and the Baye Foundation Adjunct Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. (more…)

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PM In Brussels Told EU Will Not Advance New Peace Initiative

editor 13 December 2017

By Rina Bassist and Herb Keinon.. Huge gaps in view over Jerusalem on display during PM visit; Netanyahu says Europe countries will eventually move embassies to Jerusalem, Mogherini: ‘No they won’t’. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned from Brussels on Monday (December 11, 2017) with assurances that despite sharp European opposition to US President Donald Trump’s announcement about Jerusalem, the EU will not be initiating a peace proposal of its own, but will wait to see where the US proposals go. [Photo top right: PM Netanyahu and EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini on December 11, 2017 | Photo credit: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg]. 

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Israeli Jewish lawyer represents 50 Palestinian torture victims because other “Human Rights” organisations refuse

editor 8 December 2017

By Christians United For Israel (CUFI).. A Jewish lawyer, who the media would describe decoratively as a “far-right settler”, has come to the aid of fifty Palestinians who were tortured by the Palestinian Authority.

The victims, all Palestinian Arabs, were jailed, beaten, kidnapped, tortured, some even raped, and others killed by their own government, because they were suspected of working with Israel. And the most shocking part is that 230, so-called, Human Rights Organisations have turned them down when they were asked to help. (more…)

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Israel Fires Back at Turkey: Jerusalem Has Been the Jewish Capital for 3,000 Years

editor 7 December 2017

By Noa Landau and Reuters..
Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to cut ties with Israel over U.S. embassy decision: Jerusalem ‘red line’ for Muslims
If Trump names Jerusalem Israeli capital, Palestinians will ‘stop contact’ with U.S., Abbas aide says
Trump delays final decision on moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, White House says
PLO: U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would be ‘kiss of death’ to two-state solution
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Jared Kushner at Saban Forum: Israel Needs Peace With Palestinians Before It Can Form Alliance With Arab States

editor 6 December 2017

By Amir Tibon.. Jared Kushner tells Saban Forum that Saudi Arabia has prioritised resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, adds that Trump hasn’t reached decision about Jerusalem’s status. WASHINGTON – Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser on Middle East peace, said Sunday (December 3, 2017) that Israel needs to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians before it can form an alliance with the greater Arab world. (more…)

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About Saban Forum

editor 5 December 2017

The Saban Forum is an annual dialogue between American and Israeli leaders from across the political and social spectrum, organized by the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. Because past gatherings have allowed for an unparalleled level of dialogue, the Saban Forum has become a seminal event allowing government officials, policymakers and policy researchers, journalists and business leaders to engage in a candid exchange of views and generate creative ideas to address the multiple challenges that confront the United States and Israel in the Middle East. (more…)

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Is Arab Realism Finally Breaking Out?

editor 5 December 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Yet more Arabs have been making startlingly positive statements about Israel and the Jews.

In an interview broadcast by the Kuwaiti Alrai TV channel last week, Kuwaiti writer Abdullah al Hadlaq declared that the State of Israel was not an occupying force but represented “a people returning to its promised land”. He went further, declaring that the Jews had a right to the land of Israel according to the Koran: (more…)

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Worried About Jew-Baiters? Give It Straight Back To Them

editor 4 December 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. In the Diaspora, people are aghast at rampant antisemitism and Israel-bashing and dismayed over the failure to halt its apparently inexorable rise. In Britain, the parliamentary group on antisemitism heard evidence last week that anti-Jewish bigotry is now entrenched in many British universities. Student officers have used the Twitter hashtag #Jew while discussing wealth, and the swastika is now seen on campus as a “casual symbol of fun.” (more…)

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Our Crazy World

editor 2 December 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Please join me here as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Video Network the significance of the continuing reformist noises coming out of Saudi Arabia, what all this might mean for the Arab-Israel conflict and the row over the remarks made by Israeli deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely about American Jews. (more…)

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Portents of a quagmire in Syria

editor 2 December 2017

By Caroline Glick.. Is the war in Syria won? The images broadcast this week from Sochi, the Russian vacation town on the Black Sea coast, were pictures of victory – for the bad guys. On Tuesday (November 21, 2017), Russian President Vladimir Putin stood beside his Syrian client, President Bashar Assad, who licked Putin’s boots, as well he should have. Assad owes his regime and his life to Putin. The next day, Putin was joined by his allies – the presidents of Iran and Turkey. (more…)

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